You and your girls need a change of scenery, not too far from home. The answer? Two words. Galena, Illinois. Just a few short hours from downtown Chicago, charm, adventure, relaxation and great food await. Read more


The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's TechGYRLS program encourages Chicago-area girls to explore STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math—fostering problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and self-directed learning. Read more



Nancy Wright, CEO of The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

The modern Girl Scout has evolved beyond camping and cookies. Nancy Wright, CEO of The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana shares how today's Brownies and Junior Scouts are learning how to build robots and being mentored by top CEOs. Read more

How She Did It

CEO and Founder of PinkThink, Makeda Ricketts, hails from University of Chicago and created an innovative wearable that girls can code. The award-winning cStyle bracelets are a relevant, engaging tool for young girls to encourage STEM exploration. Read more

How She Did It

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